Calendar of Events

August 2014

  • August 5 - Online registration begins for the 2014 Geriatric Update Learn more

September 2014

  • September 2 - Geriatrics and Gerontology Interest Group lunchtime lecture, 12:00-1:00 p.m., Medical Center East, Room 8380 A, "Philosophy of Elder Law Centered Law Practice," Tim Takacs, CELA
  • September 16 - Geriatrics and Gerontology Interest Group lecture, 12:00-1:00 p.m., Medical Center East, Room 8380 A,"Tennessee Respite Coalition - An Introduction," Michael Poku.

October 2014

  • October 3 - Caregiver Conference, "Changing Gears to Navigate Dementia," 9:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m., Brentwood Baptist Church, 7777 Concord Rd., Brentwood. Keynote speaker: Peter Rabins, M.D., M.P.H., Co-Author, The 36 Hour Day. Presented by Mental Health America of Middle Tennessee in collaboration with MCGEC. Free. Open to all caregivers. Respite care available at no charge. Please RSVP by Sept. 26 to Nancy Pertl, 615.269.5355.
  • October 3 - Dean's Lecture, 3:00-4:15 p.m., Meharry Medical College, Kresge LRC building, Lecture Halls 3 & 4, 2001 Albion St., Nashville. Speaker: Dan Blazer, M.D., M.P.H., Ph.D., Duke Univ. Medical Center, "Substance Use Disorders in Late Life." Free. On-site registration 2:30-3:00.
  • October 4 - 2014 Geriatric Update, 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Boone Business Center, Trevecca Nazarene University, 333 Murfreesboro Rd., Nashville. Register online by Sept. 12; please see link on home page.

Keynote speakers:

  • Dan Blazer, M.D., M.P.H., Ph.D., Duke Univ. Professor of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences
  • Peter Rabins, M.D., M.P.H., Co-Director, Div. of Geriatric Psychiatry and Neuropsychiatry, Johns Hopkins Univ. Hospital and Co-Author, The 36 Hour Day
  • October 7 - Geriatrics and Gerontology Interest Group lunchtime lecture, 12:00-1:00 p.m., Medical Center East, Room 8380 A, "Conversations about Dementia," Tiffany Cloud-Mann.
  • October 21 - Geriatrics and Gerontology Interest Group lunchtime lecture, 12:00-1:00 p.m., Medical Center East, Room 8380 A, "Legal & Ethical Issues Related to Alzheimer's, Dementia & Capacity," Mary Lyn Goodman.

November 2014

  • November 4 - Geriatrics and Gerontology Interest Group lunchtime lecture, 12:00-1:00 p.m., Medical Center East, Room 8380 A, "Pain Management & Older Adults," Daniel Lonergan, MD.
  • November 14 - Gerontology Continuing Education series, "Dementia Care Revisited," 8:00 a.m. - 12:45 p.m., Meharry Medical College, Kresge LRC building, 2001 Albion St., Nashville. Free; Contact hours awarded. Please call Carol Gutierrez to register, 615.327.6947.
  • November 18 - Geriatrics and Gerontology Interest Group lunchtime lecture, 12:00-1:00 p.m., Medical Center East, Room 8380 A, "Overview of FiftyForward Victory Over Crime Program for Older Adults," Terry Kornman.
  • November 21 - Gerontology Continuing Education series, "Elder Care," 8:00 a.m. - 12:45 p.m., Meharry Medical College, Kresge LRC building, 2001 Albion St., Nashville. Free; Contact hours awarded. Please call Carol Gutierrez to register, 615.327.6947.

December 2014

  • December 2 - Geriatrics and Gerontology Interest Group lunchtime lecture, 12:00-1:00 p.m., Medical Center East, Room 8380 A "Tennessee Poison Center: Data Across Different Age Groups and Risks for Older Adults," John Benitez, M.D., M.P.H.
  • December 5 - Gerontology Continuing Education series, "Discharge Planning & Transitions of Care," 8:00 a.m. - 12:45 p.m., Meharry Medical College, Kresge LRC building, 2001 Albion St., Nashville. Free; Contact hours awarded. Please call Carol Gutierrez to register, 615.327.6947.